Planning applications - deadline 12-Aug-08

9 Boscombe Spa Road

Alterations and conversion of hotel into 9 holiday flats and 11 residential flats with bin and cycle stores and formation of parking spaces Existing unauthorised use as 18 flats)
Mr Victor

Deadline for comment: 22/08/2008
Details on the Council website

104 Ashley Road
(opposite Tower Road)

Change of use from car park to commercial car wash with static office/bay facility
Mr JD Prague

Deadline for comment: 12/08/2008
Details on the Council website

BCCA Listing

Further to yesterday's post about the BCCA, I have just heard that the application for listing made by Boscombe Heritage Community Arts Centre Development Trust has been successful and the buildings have been protected by a grade II listing. The group have put together a business plan for the site which will be looked at be the Council.

BCCA Update

Subject: Bournemouth Centre for Community Arts (BCCA)

Date: 16th July 2008

This briefing note provides an up date on the re-development of the BCCA site.

Officers are working with Raglan Housing Association for the re-development of the site to provide a new day centre, community facilities and affordable housing. Plans are still in the early stages and consultation is being undertaken with the day centre managers and staff.  The views of the Head of Transport and Planning have also been sought. Further consultation with ward members, service users and the wider community will take place once more detail on the proposal is available.         

An Asbestos Survey has been undertaken and a safety co-ordinator (CDM Co-ordinator) has been appointed to supervise the demolition works. Tender documentation is expected to be sent out next week. The Council has received funded support from eThree via the LIFT South West Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership to complete the tender for the demolition contract with an e-auction

English Heritage has assessed the buildings for listing and their report has been submitted to the Secretary of State, a decision is expected later this month.

The planning application for the temporary car park  has been withdrawn in response to local opposition and possible temporary uses will be reconsidered following the demolition of the buildings  (assuming that English Heritage do not support its listing). 

Bournemouth council has recently started to be able to administer license applications for pavement cafe's again. I have been supporting applications for pavement licenses in the Boscombe precinct area as they have come up. An important part of creating good urban space is to make a place where people want to be. With more people legitimately using a space antisocial behaviour is tolerated and occurs less. We are very fortunate that there are cafe's looking to use their outside areas to welcome both Locals and visitors- a positive move for our centre!

Boscombe Shopper

Boscombe Shopper Bags - available in select stores in Boscombe!

letters have now been sent to residents in St Clements Rd who will be affected by the upcoming road safety improvements. I am hoping we will see less walls down in the area as a result!


These pics are from the flock exhibition at the russell coates I love the flock concrete flooring, then the funny old bits and bobs that are so cheesy!

I have reported the Overgrown shrubbery restricting access along St Clements Rd, Please let me know of any other problems like this.

Planning applications - deadline 1-Aug-08


16 Boscombe Spa Road
Erection of a developers board and 6 flagpoles
Mr S Griffin

Deadline for comment: 01/08/2008
Details on the Council website


5 Wollstonecraft Road
Crown thin and lift six Limes. Crown thin one Horse Chestnut.
David W Gilbey

Details on the Council website


R/O 94-96 Palmerston Road
Erection of a 3 storey block of 5 flats with associated bin and cycle store
Mr Evans

Deadline for comment: 01/08/2008
Details on the Council website


577 Christchurch Road (ex-Lloyds Bank, Corner of Sea Road)
Alterations and conversion of part of the ground floor into residential unit.
European Equities Plc

Deadline for comment: 03/08/2008
Details on the Council website


649 Christchurch Road (Precinct, south side, near Hawkwood Road)
Erection of a first floor extension to form two self contained flats and formation of bin and cycle stores.
Clark & Brassington

Deadline for comment: 03/08/2008
Details on the Council website

35 Hawkwood Road
Erect 3 storey block of 12 flats with bin and cycle stores and formation of parking spaces.
Holton Homes

Deadline for comment: 25/07/2008
Details on the Council website


Honeycombe Chine, Sea Road
Change of use form temporary sales office to bin store- amendments to application no. 7-2007-14555-L
Barratt Homes

Deadline for comment: 29/07/2008
Details on the Council website

40 Florence Road
Outline submission for erection of a 3 storey block of 12 flats, bin & cycle stores & associated car parking
Dr R Hattersley

Deadline for comment: 18/07/2008
Details on the Council website